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canopy itself being instantly claimed by his servants as and other vestments of white satin, or scarlet, or crimson, their fee. After the papistical ceremony of the offering, he || with the most costly ornaments of jewels and precious bestowed his benediction on the people ; and, again mount. || stones. ing his mule, proceeded to Bath-place, where he was lodg “Such may be called the public establishment of Woled with all his train, being there also first welcomed by i sey's household; but splendid as it was, 'twas far exceeded Wolsey, who thus kept up the appearance of royal autho by his personal domestic arrangements. rity over his fellow-cardinal, from whom he now received “ In short, to sum up in a few words, there were actually several bulls granted to him by the pope, particularly one ll upon his 'cheine roll,' 'eight hundred persons, independent which gave him the power of visiting the monasteries, in of suitors, who were all entertained in the hall. All these commission with Campeius, who also showed him the were daily attending downelying and uprising. And at powers he had from the pope to enforce the bull, which || need hee had eight continuall boords for the chamberlaynes granted to Wolsey the tenths of all the revenues of the pre | and gentlemen officers, having a mease of young lords, and lates, &c. throughout the kingdom.”

another of gentlemen ; besides this, there was never a gen

tleman or officer, or other worthy person, but hee kept The extent and splendor of his establishment were some two, some three persons to wait upon them; and all enormous :

other, at the least, had one, which did amount to a great “Elevated to power, both at home and abroad, and to

| number of persons.'

I “ In fact the number exceeded eight hundred of all wcalth, both by fair means and foul. Wolsey began more pointedly to display his taste for magnificence, and to court

|| ranks, including nine or ten peers, or sons of peers, fifteen popularity by hospitality in open house-keeping. For this

knights, and forty esquires; but then it must be stated purpose, three boards were daily spread in his hall, wher

that these latter were not considered as domestics, but as ever he might be resident: at the head of the first sate a

friends who resided in bis family either for education and priest in the office of steward ; at the head of the second a

| knowledge of the world, or for state purposes, merely adknight, as treasurer; and at the third an esquire, who was

ding to the show on days of ceremony." always comptroller of the household. Besides these, there | The latter period of the Cardinal's life is told with were other established officers; consisting of a confessor, a physician, two almoners, three marshals, three ushers, and great tunne

bill great fulness, and is extremely interesting. several grooms.

The reflections which naturally suggest themselves " To supply these tables, the kitchen establishment was on the perusal, are of a high and solemn cast. They necessarily extensive; consisting of a master-cook, whose daily dress was either velvet or satin, with a gold chain to

are applicable to all times and to all men. The fate mark his superiority, two other cooks, and six assistants or of Wolsey, is only to be paralleled

of Wolsey, is only to be paralleled by that of Napolabourers, as they were called; in addition to whom there leon. Between them there was a strong intellectual were, in what was called the hall-kitchen, two clerks, hold resemblance, and the character of their ambition was ing the offices of comptroller, and surveyor over the dressers. In other departments were equally responsible per

I precisely the same. It is almost a crime to feel much sons; the hall-kitchen having two cooks, and labourers,

sympathy for either, and yet in this as in many other and children, to the number of a dozen; the spicery super cases, we cannot escape the error. To return to Mr. intended by a clerk; in the pastry, two yeomen and two Howard, his book is amusing enough, but this arises paste-layers; in the scullery, four scullions, besides one

rather from yeoman and two grooms; one yeoman and a groom in the

the nature of the subject, than from any larder; two yeomen and two grooms in the buttery: the Il striking ability on his part. same in the ewry; three yeomen and three pages in the cellar; and two yeomen in the chandlery. " Here then is a list nearly equal to that of a modern

PAINTERS' SCRAP BOOK. court calendar; but we have still to add two yeomen in the wasery; a master of the wardrobe, with twenty assistants, or male chambermaids in tbe bed-room department; a || John BAPTIST, who resided many years in England, was yeoman and groom, thirteen pages, two yeomen purveyors, || born at Lisle, in Flanders, in 1635. He was brought up at and a groom purveyor in the laundry; then in the bake Antwerp, where his business was history painting : but house, two yeomen and grooms; one yeoman and groom in finding that his genius more strongly inclined him to the the wood-yard, coals not being then in general use; one painting of flowers, he applied his talents in that way, and yeoman in the barn; and two yeomen and two grooms as in which branch he became one of the greatest masters. porters at the gate.

When Le Brun had underta

at the Palace of Ver" In his stables equal pomp was displayed, there being a | sailles, he employed Baptist to do the flower part, wherein master of the horse (and a yeoman of his barge,) besides a || he displayed great excellence. clerk and a yeoman; a farrier; a yeoman of the stirrup; The Duke of Montague being then Ambassador in France,

so a maltlour, whose office we do not very well under and observing the merit of Baptist's performances, invited stand, and sixteen grooms, every one of them keeping four him over into England, and employed him, in conjunction geldings,

with La Fosse and Rousseau, to embellish Montague House, “ The Cardinal's chapel must have been on an establish which is now the British Museum, the repository of many ment nearly equal to that of the sovereign; for at its head || curiosities of art and nature, and the repository also of was a dean, always a divine of the first eminence, and se- || many of the finest productions of Baptist. His pictures are lected for extensive learning; next to him a sub-dean, also not 80 exquisitely finished as those of Van Huysum, but a repeater of the choir, a reader of the gospels, a singing || his composition and colouring are in a bolder style. His priest for the epistles, and a master of the children. These flowers have generally a remarkable freedom and looseness, were for chapel service on common days; but on great || as well in the disposition as in pencilling; together with a fasts or festivals, there were other persons, on a constant | tone of colouring that is lively, admirable, and nature itself. retainer, who came to assist. In the vestry also were all The disposition of his objects is surprisingly elegant and yeoman and two grooms.

beautiful: and in that respect his compositions are easil " Besides this pomp of ecclesiastical service, the chapel known, and as easily distinguished from the performances was furnished, and all the offices performed, with the ut- of others. A celebrated performance of this artist is a most splendour of Roman catholic decoration. The copes | Looking Glass, preserved in Kensington Palace, which he decorated with a garland of flowers for Queen Mary; and it || while he was alive, and out of gratitude let us give him a ia mentioned as a remarkable circumstance, that her Ma- || glass now he is dead." The proposal proving agreeable, jesty sat by him during the greatest part of the time that || he raised up his master's head, and endeavouring to pour he was employed in painting it. He painted for the Duke some wine into his mouth, Bek opened his eyes; and of Ormond six pictures of East Indian birds, after nature, being compelled nevertheless to drink the glass full, grawhich were in that nobleman's collection at Kilkenny, in dually revived. He lived some years after, though he Ireland, and afterward came into the possession of Mr. Pil. died at the age of thirty-five, in 1656, at the Hague. kington. He died in England in the year 1699, and was Peter Beretin, was born at Cortona, in Tuscany, in 1596, buried in London. There is a print of Baptist, from a he at first betrayed but little talent for painting but bis painting of Sir Godfrey Kneller, in Mr. Walpole's Anec- Il dispositions burst forth on a sudden, to the astonishment dotes of painting in England. He had a son named An- ll of those companions who had laughed at his incapacity. thony Baptist, who also painted flowers; and, in the style Rome and Florence successively had him. Alexander VII. and manner of his father, had great merit.

created him Knightof the Golden Spur. The Grand Duke Frederick Baroche was born at Urbino, in 1528, died in the Ferdinand II. also conferred on him several marks or his same city, 1612 ; he found in his family all the assistance esteem. T'hat prince one day admiring the figure of a he could desire in favour of his art. His father, a sculptor child weeping, which he had just painted, he only gave it by profession, shewed him how to model, and he learned of || one touch of the pencil, and it appeared laughing; then, his uncle, who was an architect, geometry, architecture, ll with another touch, he put it in its former state: “ Prince," and the knowledge of perspective. He represented his | said Beretin, “You see how easily children laugh and sister for the heads of his Virgins, and his nephew for the || cry." He was so laborious, that the gout, with which he Jesuseg. The Cardinal de la Rovere took under his patron- || was tormented, did not prevent him from rorking; but age this celebrated artist, then no more than twenty years his sedentary life, in conjunction with his extreme appliof age, and employed him in his palace. This painter was cation, augmented that cruel disease, and he died in 1699. poisoned at a meal, by one of his envious rivals. The reme His company was amiable, his manners pure, his nature dies he swallowed immediately saved his life; but he never || mild, his heart sensible to friendship. His genius was recovered his health entirely, which he just kept up in a | unbounded, and required grand subjects for its employlanguid state till the age of 84. He was never able to work | ment. His small pictures are of far less value than thosc for more than two hours a day. His infirmities obliged he executed on a larger scale. He threw a singular grace him to refuse several honourable places that were offered || into the airs of his heads, a brilliancy and freshness into him by the grand Duke of Tuscany, the Emperor Rodolph his colouring, and gave a dignity to his ideas; but his II. and Philip II, of Spain. It is reported, that at Flo drawing is not alway correct, his draperies not sufficiently rence, the Duke Francis I., desirous of knowing the opinion regular, and his figures are sometimes clumsy. Beretin, of Baroche on the pictures that adorned his palace, took | known also under the name of Pietro di Cortona, was not him in the dress of his concierge, interrogating him, and less successful in architecture. enjoying the pleasure of being able, by a simple exterior, to put the painter at his ease, and to talk freely with him. Baroche executed a great number of portraits and histori.

DRAMA. cal pieces; but he chiefly succeeded in subjects of devotion. His practice was to model first in wax the figures he intended to paint, or he caused his scholars to put themselves King's Theatre.-The repetition of Tancredi has left us in the attitudes proper to his subject. He comes very near || little to say of the regular Opera for the present week. On to the softness and the graces of Correggio; he has even || Thursday, however, the house was excessively crowded for surpassed him in the correctness of his designs. His | the benefit of Madame Catalani. It was beyond comparicolouring is vivid; he perfectly understood the effect of son the most brilliant audience of the season. This is as it lights; the airs of his heads are in a smiling and graceful should be ; a due and discriminate tribute to an ainiable style.' He discovered great judgment in his compositions. woman and an unrivalled singer. Well may Catalani speak A number of pieces have been engraved after the works of fondly and reverently of England and its patronage. That this great artist, and; he himself executed several in aqua patronage has been extended to her with an open and bounfortis, which glow with fire and genius. His pictures are tiful hand. It has added to her fame, and endowed her distinguished ornaments to the cabinets of the curious. with wealth. It is a patronage in which respect for talents

David Bek, a famous painter, born at Delft in the Ne- || is mingled with respect for character. The opera on this therlands, was trained under Van Dyck, and other cele- || night was Le Nozze di Figaro: Madame Catalani herself brated masters. Skill in his profession, joined to politeness || susta

kill in his profession. ioined to politeness Il sustained the part of Susanna. It is a great many years of manners, acquired him esteem in almost all the Courts Il since we have seen her in this character. She was then of Europe. He was in great favor with Charles I. king of || (and so were wc) a grcat deal younger than at present ; England, and taught the principles of drawing to his sone, || but we doubt whether she ever played it in a more arch and Charles and James. He was afterwards in the service of || lively manner. And her singing was equally good : she apthe kinga of France and Denmark: he went next into the Il peared to throw all her powers into the part, and to task service of Christina, queen of Sweden, who esteemed him || herself to the utmost, in order to shew her respect and at a high rate, gave him many rich presents, and made him thankfulness. Almost every thing was encored. She infirst gentleman of her bed chamber. She sent him also to troduced an air of Mozart's, which had been set with variaItaly, Spain, France, England, Denmark, and to all the || tions by Paer. It is very beautiful, and was most exquiCourts of Germany, to take the portraits of the different || sitely sung. Nothing could exceed the marvellous rapidity kings and princes; and then presented each of them with of the running passages, and, at the same time, the cleartheir pictures, which renderd the painter very famous, || ness and precision with which she gave them. Madame who, we are told, received nine golden chains with medals, Biagioli was the Page. She seemed to be much alarmed, from so many princes. His manner of painting was ex- || but in spite of her fears, played it very prettily. Her singtremely free and quick, so that King Charles 1. told him ing wants force and boldness, though it is tasteful and agreeone day," he believed he could paint while he was riding || able. Voi che sapete she gave in a creditable manner. post." It is said, that in travelling through Germany, he || Ronzi de Begnis, in the Countess, was as lady-like and elefell sick at an inn, and was laid out for dead. His servants gant as she should be. Her gentle, resigned, and melan. drinking for consolation by his bed side, one of them in a || choly manner is exactly suited to the pensive and deserted drunken freak, said, “ Our master was fond of a glass || Countess. There is no one who throws so much plaintive SIR,

and pathetic feeling into her singing as this lady. Dove town nearly one hundred miles from London. The author sono i bei momenti, and the duet with Catalani, Canzonette not anonymous. The sin, therefore, is not with us. sul aria, were both charmingly given. De Begnis in Figaro Admitting the correction to be true, that Sir Nathaniel was amusing and vivacious; and Porto in the Count most Holland " never did attempt to purchase his pictures for heavy and repulsive. Signior Porto cannot help being a the purpose of destroying them, in order to obliterate the “ dumpy” little man; but it would be well if the Mana recollection of his ever having been an artist,” we can say gers could contrive to get a more happy representative for

ve for ll with sincerity, that we rejoice to learn the fact. To record the elegant, accomplished, and gallant Count. “He makes a refutation of what we have ever considered so great a stigma love like an elephant,” as Burke said of Johnson.

upon the character of a man of high talent, and a professor Covent Garden.-The benefits are commencing, and we ll of a liberal art,-for the imputation is not new to us, or to sorry for it. It enables us to let grow our wings the world, is more congenial to our feelings,

gs, whatever the in ease and quiet for a few weeks, benefits being regularly || writer of the epistle in question may be pleased to think, excepted from the operations of criticism. Mr. Young has than to asperse the memory of the dead. been playing the Duke in the Honeymoon, but we must We desire to add, that if the article in question should confess that this gentleman's comedy is not at all to our I have met the

t at all to our have met the eye of the venerable lady most interested in liking: it is gentlemanly, and that is all. We cannot tole the question, which we servently hope in has not, or the rate that frigid, unmoved, monotonous declamation which notice of any of the relatives of the late Sir Nathaniel Dance, may do in tragedy and m lo-drama, but is utterly out of that they will receive our assurance, that we are not to be place in gay and sparkling comedy. The Honeymoon, how numbered with those who basely promote their worldly inever, is in blank verse, and suits Young better than Mac terest, by wounding the feelings of the living, or by assailheath or Mirabel. The benefit was an excellent one. ing the posthumous honours of the dead.

A new comedy in three acts has been brought out here under the title of Charles the Second ; or, the Merry To the Editor of the Somerset House Gazette. Monarch. It is an alteration from the French, and founded on an incident in the life of Charles, which Tom Dibdin, or some one else, fabricated into a burletta called Waggeries at Wapping. Charles goes with Rochester to Wap THERE is little difficulty in foretelling that the Somerset ping on a mad excursion of love or jest, and is deserted by House Gazette, must very shortly finish its inglorious his comrade, who picks his pocket and leaves him to pay carcer, unless the intelligence it professes to convey is the bill as he can. Charles attempts to pawn his watch. somewhat more correct than it has hitherto shewn itself. This leads him into several amusing and perilous adven The Memoir of the Life of the late Sir Nathaniel Holtures, but at last he escapes. The watch is known, and || land, inserted in your last number, is, without exception, brought to the palace by Captain Copp, landlord of the the most contemptible flimsy trash, that ever disgraced any Grand Admiral.” The denouement follows in the detec- | periodical paper. Although coming from Somerset House, tion of Charles, and the discovery that the whole was a || in which his history might readily be supposed to be well scheme contrived by the Queen. Kemble's acting in the || known, there still remaining some of his intimate associates King was excellent. In the tavern scene he was unequal-|| in the Academy, there is scarce a line of truth in the led. Fawcett as Captain Copp, gave a fine picture of a whole portrait given of this, in many respects, extraordirouzh, blunt, and warm-tempered sailor. Miss Tree as || nary man, or of his connexions. Copp's niece (and also the niece of Rochester) looked very He did not marry a Yorkshire widow :-that widow whom sweetly, and sung just as she looked. Jones had a bad be did marry is still alive, and of course Mr. Chamberlayne, part as Rochester, but his talent contrived to make it re- || to whom the reversion of her former husband's spectable. Mr. Duruset in the Page played with much bequeathed, has not to this moment enjoyed that property. freedom, archness, and humour. We did not know before Sir Nathaniel Holland never did attempt to purchase his that this clever singer had so much comic talent. Mrs. pictures with a view of destroying them, in order to obliFawcett was a Lady Clara, and struck us by her great re terate the recollection of his ever having been an artist. semblance to the pictures of Lely. Her form, features, The very circumstance of his adorning the walls of the and hair are exactly in the style of the beauties of Charles' || Academy with his landscapes, as an amateur, refutes this court. The piece is too long and is not well written; but silly tale, since by this exhibition, he could not fail to recall the excellence of the acting, and humour of the situations,

the recollection of his former profession, tho' he is stated will ensure it a good run. Mr. Jones is whispered as the to be at the moment sedulously employed in obliterating author.

all traces of the fact.

Again, it is an utterly unfounded assertion, which the

bare inspection of his Will could demonstrate, that the acSIR NATHANIEL HOLLAND.

cumulation of nearer three than two hundred thousand pounds derived from his savings out of the fortune his wife brought him, was bequeathed to his own relatives. There

was not more than thirty thousand distributed among We have received the following epistle, animadverting on

them, and the whole of the residue was given in perpetuity an article which appeared in one of our numbers, and al

to his widow. It would be wearisome in the extreme to though it is not written in the most courteous strain, we

point out all the instances of ignorance and gross error, afford it a space in our columns, that the offences committed which this miserable narrative exhibits: even the house against the memory of the late Sir Nathaniel Holland, by in which he expired is incorrectly stated to have been the the erroneous statements therein contained, may be ex

residence of a Mr. Hume, when in truth it never belonged posed, through the sarne medium that thus made them

to such a person, but to a Major Hume, who had been dead public. Not that we feel ourselves morally obliged to pay

for years before Sir Nathaniel died on his lady's arm, which this compliment to an anonymous correspondent.

is also another fiction. A few weeks since we inscrted an article, requesting some

Pray, Mr. Editor, never allow this silly man to compose information relating to Sir Nathaniel. This was from an the life of any artist again for you. Let me in charity anonymous source. The biographic sketch we printed, and hope you are not yourself the author. which has excited the anger of the party whom we now address, was a gratuitous contribution also, written by no

We have received the following too upon the same subone concerned in our publication, and sent by post from a | ject:


year, he decorated, built, and sold. Old Tomkinson, of Is not Lady Holland, who resides at No. 143, Piccadilly, Nantwich, who had the honour of breeding Sir Lloyd the next house to Lord Gwydyr, the widow of Sir Nathaniel

Kenyon, was the buyer: of course it was not sold for more Holland, mentioned in the memoir, in your Gazette ? I am

than its value-probably it was less-for Sir R. Taylor would not positive, but it occurs to me that there is some mistake.

have given 2,0001. or 3,0007 more.

" This money being spent, he was to look for other re. A SUBSCRIBER.

sources. With such a reversion as Duckenfield, what he We beg our friendly correspondent to accept our best

looked for was easily found; and after he had made two or acknowledgements for this, and for some former favours.

three charges on the property, he received a proposal, no Were we to insert a twentieth part of certain of our anony

doubt very fair, for it came from Prescott, the banker, for a mous correspondence, we might indeed be amenable to

post obit of the whole, in succession to the daughter. censure.

" Astley had then waited long and loth for this contingence. It did not seem nearer than at first; and he was eight or

nine years nearer to his grave. He quickened the treaty TO THE

with Prescott; the price was fixed, and nothing remained

but finally agreeing to it, when lo! the night before the EDITOR OF THE SOMERSET HOUSE GAZETTE. agreement becoming final, the daughter died.

** The news reached Astley at midnight, and he made SIR,

the most of it, by his intelligence and dispatch. He hurIn a recent number of your very interesting paper, I || ried instantly into Cheshire, and going through all the noticed an account of the late Sir Nathaniel Holland, in forms, took possession of the estate, and returned to town which your correspondent affects to know more of that gen before his wife's family knew what had happened, or could tleman and his family, than he can substantiate.

take the measures they proposed, to counteract his claims. Looking over my Artists' Scrap Book, I found an account "On his outset in London, he lived in St. James's Street, of another fortunate gentleman, a professor of the same art where Dr. Hill followed him, and wrote that book, which, as Sir Nathaniel Dance, one who makes a figure under the except the Bible, has had the most sale in the language, title of Bean Astley, in a work which you may have read, the Cookery of Mrs. Glasse. Astley afterwards bought Wine and Walnuts. It is written with so much spirit, that || Schomberg House, in Pall Mall, with some credit to his I transcribe it for your service. Mr. Astley married a great skill as an architect, and with more credit to Lord Holderfortune, as you doubtless have heard. How he applied it, ness, as an honourable man, for having proposed the house may be known to your readers, if you think the scrap worth to Astley for £5,000. He took that proposition as definite, a reprint.

and refused James Payne's offer, for Lord Melbourne, of AN AMATEUR OF THE FINE ARTS. £2,000 more.

* With £5,000 more, he made three houses out of one. “ JOHN ASTLEY was born at Wem, in Shropshire, of parents Gainsborough and his art have made one well known. The much less showy in their circumstances, but morally, much centre he himself inhabited, and raised that fine room where more enviable. His father practised medicine. After a Dr. Graham, with such infamy to the police which suffered little time spent at a country school, which usually does him, preceded Cosway. There, too, he built an attic little more than turn ignorance into presumption, John story, which, for the surprises of scenery, in a town like Astley came to London, and was apprenticed to Hudson, London, should be seen by all who come to it. the portrait painter, who, bad as he was. was the best of “In the structure and decoration of small buildings, rich his time; and, though otherwise not worth the remember as the time is in architecture, Astley's architecture was ing, will never be forgotten as the master of Sir Joshua pre-eminent: Pall Mall is one instance; Lady Archer's Reynolds.

saloon and conservatory at Barnes is another; Ducken"Astley, too, though not so elegantly minded as Reynolds, field is yet finer than either. The saloon, the loggio in might have been conspicuous in his art. When he left front, the chamber on each side, and the great octagon, Hudson, and went to Rome, he shewed such parts, as got are all as exquisite as original, from their first idea to the and kept the patronage of Lord Chesterfield. The best pic last. tures he ever painted were copies of the Bentivoglios and Ti " Astley's ingenuity led him also to commercial arts ; but tian's Venus, and a head much in the manner of Shakspeare; || in this commerce the balance was against him. In the and in the opinion of a judge, whom few can doubt, Stuart different sinkings on his colliery, he sunk more money than the portrait painter, far preferable to the famous bead in be raised. In the furnaces for his iron-stone, he consumed the collection of the Duke of Chandos.

more metal from his pocket than the mine. " When he returned from Rome, he was received for “But in the article of money, his destiny was inexhausti. several months into the house of a friend, whose abundant | ble. The wastes of folly were more than equalled by the kindness he never returned. He then went an adventurer wantonness of fortune. His brother, the Putney surgeon, to Ireland; there his fortune was so good, and his use of it was run over by a waggon at Wimbledon, and left bis life 80 diligent, that in three years, he left the country with on the road. This, at once, more than replaced the 10,000 three thousand pounds more than he found it.

he had run down in the furnace. Estimating wbat he got “ As he was painting his way back to London, in his own | by painting, by legacies, and by his marriage, he was worth post chaise, and with an out-rider, be loitered, with a little above £100,000. Of this, about £25,000 were spent in art pardonable vanity, in his native neighbourhood; and enter and elegant accommodations, blameless at least, if not praise ing Knutsford Assembly with Major Este, of the 68th, Lady worthy. £30,000 he told Dr. Warren, he had spent on Daniel was at once won by his appearance. She contrived seven years excesses, when he was languishing under their the next day to sit for her portrait, and the next week she consequences; and, in the self-disapprobation of a retrogave him the original : superseding the claims of Mr. Smith spective hour, he told the writer of this account, he would Barry, Lady Daniel married Mr. Astley.

give the remainder £100,000 to redeem the time he had " The marriage articles reserved her fortune to herself; lost. Some good is implied in the compunction that can but so satisfactory was his behaviour, that she soon gave wish for more. How much and more actively that wish him the Tably estate, and dying soon after, settled on him might have aspired had it been unchecked by time or after the death of her idiot daughter, by Sir. W. Daniel, chance ; if his spirits had been disciplined by disaster; if the whole of the Ducken field estate in fee, amounting toge- || his mind had been cherished by letters and by truth! As ther to 50001. a year. The Tably estate, about 1,0001. a) it was, compared with his companions, and without litera

ture or moral nurture, he had the benefit of contrast, and

DIBDIN'S SEA SONGS. that favour which ranks from not being the worst. Eager || This day was published, Imperial 8vo. price 14. 128, half-bound. as he was for gain, his grave cannot be outraged with an op

THE SEA SONGS of CHARLES DIBDIN; with a pressor. Impetuous after pleasure, he abhorred those

Memoir of his Life and Writings, By WILLIAM KITCHENER, aggravated enormities which have to answer for the in

M. D. Author of “ Practical Observations on Telescopes," “ Obser. roads on virgin innocence and domestic peace. He loved

vations on Vocal Music,” &c. &c. the pleasures of the table; but, like Charles II. he made

" These Songs have been the solace of Sailors in long Voyages, in his passion for wine subservient to the passion of love.

Storms, in Battle; and they have been quoted in Mutinies, to the He was temperate on principle: he was active against in

restoration of order and discipline."-Dibdin's Life, p. 8. clination. " He cultivated cheerfulness, and very successfully. His

Printed for G, and W. B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria-lane. diction, by degrees improved to great felicity. He con G The above were published in Four Parts, which are sold versed with such powers, as made him more than a match || separately, price 8s. each. for men much more intelligent than himself. This he did, by what Bacon allows as dexterous; by seeming to know

This Day is published, in crown 8vo. price 8s. what be did not; and by the fair use of all he did know: by all that constitutes å ready man; by whim, vivacity,

CASTLE BAYNARD; or, The DAYS OF JOHN. and very often, the fair force of thought.

By HAL WILLIS, Student at Law. "A good judge of life and manners has said, that he had

Printed for G. and W. B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria-lane. a prejudice for a man wbose christian name was made diminutive and familiar. The prejudice is founded as far

This day is published, in demy 8vo., price 168. with Plates. as the convivial charm. Jack Astley earned it fairly by his hilarity and ease, his good humour and good manners.


of a JOURNEY to the TEMPLES and DWELLINGS exca. “ As a companion, he had powers of captivation ; but ex

vated out of a Mountain of Granite, and extending upwards of a cept on art, or the experience of life, he instructed less

mile and a quarter, at Elora, in the East Indies. With some general than he entertained. He was more merry than wise.

Observations on the People and Country. “ As a companion in his own house, his hospitalities were

By JOHN B. SEELY, perfect, and reached to all; with that sense, that spirit, and taste, which made them to all very winning.

Captain in the Bombay Native Infantry, &c. “He had been thrice married : and here ne had most

" It contains many curious facts, and supplies a more substantial

Il account of Elora than any which we have met with in the Eastern praise for relative duties. To Lady Daniel his regard

Philosophical Publications."-LITERARY GAZETTE. need not be doubted. His first wife, the mother of his

“It is uot solely to the Temples of Elora that Captain Seely coneldest daughter, he never mentioned without a sigh. Those

Ines himself. He gives an interesting Description of the Countries sighs, we find, are amply repaid by the lady he has left

through which he travelled, and an Account of the State of Society behind. As a father, he failed deplorably; he had neither in India. His Observations also, on the Anglo-Indian Policy, and the cautious strictness of a good man, nor the over strained his Remarks on the attempted Conversion of the Natives by indulgence of a bad one. He first encouraged folly, and the Missionaries, are entitled to serious notice."--LITERARY Chro

NICLE. was then inexorable in punishing it. That forgiveness and re-establishment which should have come from him,

“We have been greatly pleased with Captain Seely's Book," &e.

&c.--SOMERSET HOUSE GAZETTE. are left to be done by his widow.

" The appearance of this work is important to all ; but the infor. "That he is gone, may be a mercy to the three young

mation it contains is invaluable to those whose prospects or conchildren he has left; for, had he lived, it is too probable,

nexions belong to the Eastern World ; and we shall indeed be he had bred them in the worst way possible; in the igno surprised if it be not adopted, even as a book of study among the rance and looseness of a convent in France. He had | numerous youths who are destined to fill situations in our Eastern exposed them to error, and then, perhaps, never would

Dominions."--LITERARY Review IN TAE BATH GAZETTE. have forgiven them.

Printed for G, and W. B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria-lane. " Such was the character and conditions of Astley. He owed his fortune to his form : his follies to his fortune! This day was published, in crown 8vo. price 7s. 6d. boards. So very dubious are the tendencies of all apparent good! || OUR VILLAGE: Sketches of Rural Character and and thus though low life may rise, it will rise only to fall ||

Scenery-By MARY RUSSELL MITFORD, Author of the lower, unless it be upheld by the never failing energy ll" Julian," a Tragedy. of sustaining worth: by mental merit, and preparations of

« Miss Mitford's elegant little volume is just in unison with the the heart; by virtuous habits and by useful knowledge."

time; it is a gallery of pictures, landscapes, fresh, glowing, and entirely English ; portraits, likenesses, we doubt not, all simply but sweetly coloured ; in short, a book to make us forget the hurry, the

bustle, the noise around, in the leaves, tall old trees, and rich meaEarly in June will be published, in 3 vols. post 8vo.

dows, of her Delightful Village."-LITERARY GAZETTE, May 8.

Printed for G. and W. B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria-lane.
Si la noblesse est vertu, elle se perd par tout ce qui n'est pas ver-

UNIVERSAL REVIEW. taeux ; et si elle n'est pas vertu, c'est peu de chose.

This day is published, price 58,-Second Edition of No. I. of

Printed for William Blackwood, Edinburgh; and T. Cadell,
Strand, London ; of whom may be had, MARRIAGE, a Novel.

Printed for G. and W. B. Whittaker, Ave Maria-lane.
The Second Edition, 3 vols, 12mo. Il. 18.

No. II. will be published on the 31st. Instant. « There remains behind, not only a large harvest, but labourers capable of gathering it in. More than one writer has of late dis ITHE TWENTIETH EXHIBITION of the SOCIETY of played talent of this description; and if the present Author, himself

PAINTERS in WATER COLOURS is NOW OPBN at their à phantom, may be permitted to distinguish a brother, or perhaps a

allery, No. 5, Pall Mall East, sister shadow, he would mention, in particular, the Author of the very lively work entitled, “ MARRIAGE."-Conclusion of "Tales of

Admittance Is. Catalogue 6d. my Landlord."


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